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Modify text of CUI

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I have seen programs that, instead of creating new lines of text, overwrite previous lines. This is used mainly for tracking progress.

For example, the console will show 0.0%, and as something loads, the 0.0% will be replaced by the new percent, instead of just writing more and more lines.

Does anyone know of a way to do this?

I was thinking ControlSetText but I couldn't find the Control. Only the window class.

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It's all in how you format the output. Compile this and run the EXE from a command line:

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=Yes

For $n = 1 To 10
    Consolewrite("Test0 = " & $n)
    Sleep(500)
Next
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & @CRLF)

; Compare with...
For $n = 1 To 10
    Consolewrite("Test1 = " & $n & @CR)
    Sleep(500)
Next
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & @CRLF)

; And compare with...
For $n = 1 To 10
    Consolewrite("Test2 = " & $n & @LF)
    Sleep(500)
Next

Notice that when you only use @CR without the @LF it overwrites the same line.

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Thanks, but what if I was in need of going back multiple lines?

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I don't think you can do that on a standard CMD console. It's just basic line formatting (inherited from teletypes). You could define the display size of the console (default is 24 lines), and output one full "page" of data at time, which will have the same effect as a display refresh:

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Change2CUI=Yes

; For 24 line console
For $x = 1 To 10
    $sMsg = "Test Console -- Top" & @CRLF ; Line 1
    For $n = 1 To 6 ; Lines 2 thru 7 = whitespace
        $sMsg &= @CRLF
    Next
    For $n = 1 To 5 ; lines 8 thru 17 = data
        $sMsg &= "Test" & $n & " = " & $x & @CRLF & @CRLF
    Next
    For $n = 1 To 6 ; lines 18 thru 23 = whitespace
        $sMsg &= @CRLF
    Next
    $sMsg &= "Test Console -- Bottom" & @CRLF ; line 24
    ConsoleWrite($sMsg)
    Sleep(2000)
Next

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I believe you can do this using commands to the ANSI driver for DOS, but I lost interest in that layer loooong ago. Google is yo...


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